Submit nominations by Feb. 15, 2024 for the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy and Lon O. Hocker awards
The Missouri Bar Foundation is seeking nominations for the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy and the Lon O. Hocker awards. Nominate individuals you think deserve these prestigious awards by Feb. 15.
The David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award was created by The Missouri Bar Foundation to recognize outstanding achievement in appellate practice by young Missouri lawyers. The awards identify and acknowledge lawyers who excel in advocacy skills as observed by judges within Missouri's three appellate districts, the Supreme Court of Missouri, and/or the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
One lawyer from each district of the Missouri Court of Appeals receives the award, which comes with a $750 stipend. Nominees must be younger than 40 years old as of Sept. 30, 2024, to be eligible.
For more information, visit the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Awards nomination form.
The Lon O. Hocker Awards are given to three young Missouri lawyers who exemplify the qualities of a trial lawyer, including professionalism and high ethical conduct. The awards, established in 1954, are presented at The Missouri Bar’s Annual Meeting, and the recipients receive a $750 stipend.
Three lawyers selected from St. Louis, Kansas City, and all other counties in the state will receive this honor. Nominees must be younger than 40 years old as of Sept. 30, 2024, to be eligible.
For more information, visit the Lon O. Hocker Awards nomination form.
Nominations for the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Awards and Lon O. Hocker Awards are taken from members of The Missouri Bar starting on Jan. 1, with a deadline of Feb. 15. Each nominee for the awards will receive an application form to be completed and returned to the foundation by March 15. A selection committee then reviews the applications and recommends nominees for consideration by the Trustees of The Missouri Bar Foundation, who make the final decision.